M&D 26: Kristin Nicholas: Artist, Designer and Author

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Kristin Nicholas

Kristin Nicholas

I am so honored to have Kristin Nicholas on the show today! Kristin is an amazing artist, designer and book author. In fact, I was so excited about the decorating topics we were talking about, I realized while editing the podcast, that I got a little bit “loud” to an almost “shouty” level! Thank goodness for editing :) I was able to lower my volume so that I don’t blow out eardrums of listeners, LOL!

Kristin is an accomplished knitter, crocheter, embroiderer, potter, home dec artist of painted wallpaper designs and furniture art. She has designed many patterns for knitting, embroidery, block printing etc. We talk about her newest book, Crafting a Patterned Home where she shows how to create the most beautiful walls, furniture and fabrics with your own personal touch and story. Learn how to block print from kids craft foam, paint “wallpaper” onto walls, paint accent tables, and so much more!

Find Kristin’s books, patterns, fabrics, crewel yarns and shop on her website https://www.kristinnicholas.com/

Bluprint Class - Crewel Embroidery

Bluprint Class - Crewel Embroidery

Creativebug Classes by Kristin

Creativebug Classes by Kristin

Click photo to order Crewel Wool Thread from Kristin’s Shop

Click photo to order Crewel Wool Thread from Kristin’s Shop

Click photo for Kristin’s Spoonflower surface designs on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap

Click photo for Kristin’s Spoonflower surface designs on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap

Kristin talks about how she puts different color hexies together. She demos how to sew the pieces together.
Kristin Nicholas is an internationally-known knitwear and stitchery designer, artist, and author. In this talk she discusses color, patterns and inspiration for home painting and decoration, with examples from her home in Western Massachusetts.
http://www.houzztv.com Kristin Nicholas and Mark Duprey's 1751 home was a blank canvas, painted in simple whites and pastels, but Nicholas has spent the past 14 years layering on brushstrokes in vivid colors. A working artist known for her knit, crochet and stitchery designs, Nicholas has made their home a true reflection of her talent and spirit.

Below are pics of my office window treatments. The 100% linen panels are from Ikea, and the nickel finish hardware with glass finials are from a drapery hardware line I sell, called Aria.

My office ikea drapery panels I hemmed and installed onto nice decorative hardware

My office ikea drapery panels I hemmed and installed onto nice decorative hardware

Closeup of decorative hardware

Closeup of decorative hardware

Below is the Wacom tablet I bought to help ease the tendonitis from overuse of the computer mouse in film editing and graphic design.